Our Story


corporate brochureFounded in 1936, Nichols is one of the largest independently owned paper, packaging and sanitary supply distributors in the Great Lakes region.  We are headquartered in Norton Shores, Michigan and have eight locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to serve you. Click here to see a full list.

For decades, we have been providing products that clean, protect and package for the industrial, education, healthcare, building service, hospitality, and food processing markets.  We offer a full range of products and equipment to fill your needs and we represent the best manufacturers that the industry has to offer.

Our focus on You First is deep rooted and is a key contributor to our success in business.  We listen to our customers to understand their needs and work to provide not only products but programs and services that are relevant to their profitability and success.

We are able to service your needs beyond Michigan, Ohio and Indiana through our affiliation with Network Services as well.

If you are a current customer, thank you for your business.  We appreciate our loyal customers and pride ourselves in long-term relationships.  If you want to explore doing business with Nichols, please find out what it will take to get started.